Union Budget 2019: for Grameen Bharat / Rural India

The Union Budget 2019 proposed following for Grameen Bharat / Rural India

  •   Electricity and clean cooking facility to all willing rural families by 2022.
  •  Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) aims to achieve “Housing for All” by 2022:

                                                          Eligible beneficiaries to be provided 1.95 crore houses with amenities like toilets,electricity and LPG connections during its second phase (2019-20 to 2021-22).

 Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)

  •  A robust fisheries management framework through PMMSY to be established by the Department of Fisheries.
  •  To address critical gaps in the value chain including infrastructure, modernization,traceability, production, productivity, post-harvest management, and quality control.

 Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)

  •  Target of connecting the eligible and feasible habitations advanced from 2022 to 2019.With 97% of such habitations already being provided with all weather connectivity.
  •  30,000 kilometers of PMGSY roads have been built using Green Technology, Waste Plastic and Cold Mix Technology, thereby reducing carbon footprint.
  •  1,25,000 kilometers of road length to be upgraded over the next five years

SFURTI( Scheme of Fund for Upgradation and Regeneration of Traditional Industries)

  • Common Facility Centres (CFCs) to be setup to facilitate cluster based development for making traditional industries more productive, profitable and capable for generating sustained employment opportunities.
  •  100 new clusters to be setup during 2019-20 with special focus on Bamboo, Honey and Khadi, enabling 50,000 artisans to join the economic value chain.

 ASPIRE(Scheme for Promotion of Innovation, Rural Industry and Entrepreneurship)

  • 80 Livelihood Business Incubators (LBIs) and 20 Technology Business Incubators (TBIs) to be setup in 2019-20.
  •  75,000 entrepreneurs to be skilled in agro-rural industry sectors.
  •  Private entrepreneurships to be supported in driving value-addition to farmers‟ produce from the field and for those from allied activities.
  •  Dairying through cooperatives to be encouraged by creating infrastructure for cattle feed manufacturing, milk procurement, processing & marketing.
  •  10,000 new Farmer Producer Organizations to be formed, to ensure economies of scale for farmers.
  •  Government to work with State Governments to allow farmers to benefit from e-NAM.
  •  Zero Budget Farming in which few states‟ farmers are already being trained to be replicated in other states.


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